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HEALTH CARE

As health care access, delivery and reimbursement experience massive transformation, our business-focused health lawyers partner with clients to secure a competitive advantage and clear the path to future success.

Our Approach

The health care industry is in a state of constant reinvention and transformation.

These changes, spurred in part by health reform, create an extremely complex landscape that presents as many opportunities as it does challenges.

Our cross-disciplinary team tracks the trends that impact delivery, cost, access and quality of health care. We use our working industry knowledge and insight to help clients manage and implement the changes to their businesses that help them thrive in this rapidly evolving industry.

We bring our firmwide collective knowledge to create success with clients who are shaping the future of health care.

As an unrivaled leader in an industry facing unparalleled challenges, we specialize in health care delivery, corporate organization, government programs, emerging payment programs, managed care models and a vast array of other cutting edge issues.

We work with

  • Hospitals and health systems
  • Academic medical centers and community hospitals
  • Physician/hospital organizations and independent physician groups
  • Accountable care organizations
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Clinics and freestanding ambulatory surgery facilities
  • Long-term care and home health agencies
  • Nursing homes and assisted-living facilities
  • Private Equity Firms
  • Biotech, medical device and pharmaceutical companies
  • Hospices
  • Psychiatric facilities
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • DME suppliers

Rankings & Honors

  • Ranked in New York and Massachusetts for Healthcare in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Ranked nationally in Legal 500 USA Industry focus: Healthcare
  • Ranked nationally in U.S. News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in Health Care Law and received metropolitan rankings in Health Care Law in Albany, Boston, New York City and Rhode Island
  • Ranked nationally by Modern Healthcare—Largest Healthcare Law Firm
  • Best Lawyers in America in the field of Health Care law
  • Super Lawyers in the area of Health Care law
  • Recognized by the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section in its first Annual Regional Law Firm Recognition Program

    Media Clips

    • Walgreen Case Opens Door for State Law HIPAA Claims
      Law360 | November 25, 2014
      Providence partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection group Linn Freedman authored this piece discussing new openings for state law claims of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act violations against covered entities and business associates.
    • Dealmakers
      Daily Journal | November 20, 2014
      Los Angeles Health Care partner Jill Gordon and associate Daniel Eliav and Los Angeles Private Equity & Investment Funds partner Matt Grazier and associate Stephen Reil’s representation of Apollo Medical Holdings is noted in this coverage of Apollo’s launch of a new subsidiary—Apollo Palliative Services, a source for hospice, palliative and home health services.
    • Health Services Council OKs Transfer of R.I. Home Care Provider to CVS Health Corp.
      Providence Journal | October 28, 2014
      Providence Health Care partner Steve Zubiago is quoted in this article on the Health Services Council's approval of the sale of infusion drug company Coram LLC, a unit of NP client Apria Healthcare, to CVS Health.
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    • ACO Rules Allow For-Profit Medicine?
      Crain's New York Business | October 22, 2014
      Partner and Health Care Practice Group leader Michele Masucci and Albany Health Care partner Laurie Cohen are quoted throughout this article discussing the possible impact of New York’s new ACO regulations on the state’s prohibition against the corporate practice of medicine.
    • NYS Revises Certificate-of-Need Rules
      Crain's New York Business | October 21, 2014
      Albany Health Care partner Laurie Cohen is quoted in this column discussing the New York State ACO regulations.
    • Lawmakers Remove Barrier to Medical Tourism
      Providence Business News | October 13, 2014
      Providence Health Care associate Chris Browning authored this column discussing the Rhode Island Access to Medical Technology Innovation Act.
    • Healthcare Big Data Debate: Public Good vs. Privacy
      InformationWeek | October 6, 2014
      Los Angeles Health Care partner Jill Gordon is featured in this article discussing big data’s role in health care. Jill’s comments are from her panel discussion at the 8th annual Body Computing Conference. Click here to read the full article.
    • Wearable Wellness
      HR Executive | October 1, 2014
      San Francisco Labor & Employment associate Alexandra Devendra is quoted in this feature story on personal health information confidentiality and HIPAA’s nondiscrimination provision concerning employee use of wearable devices.
    • Dealmakers Q&A
      Law360 | August 13, 2014
      Health Care and Life Sciences leader Michele Masucci is profiled in this Law360 Q&A series with dealmaking movers and shakers.
    • FDA's Biggest New Policies of 2014: Midyear Report
      Law360 | July 28, 2014
      Washington, DC, Health Care and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk is quoted in this forward-looking feature story on new rules and guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration making waves for drug and device makers.
    • What's Trending with Mobile Medical Apps and Health IT?
      Bloomberg BNA Health IT Law & Industry Report | July 21, 2014
      Washington, DC, Health Care and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk authored this article discussing a potential new Food and Drug Administration framework for mobile medical apps and health IT. Click here to read the full article.
    • ACA, Health Insurance Exchanges and the Future of COBRA
      Law360 | June 18, 2014
      Rochester Labor & Employment attorneys Jo Ann Butler, Brian Kopp and Kate Saracene authored this column discussing two recent government announcements that aid employers’ ability to steer COBRA-eligible individuals, discuss the future role of COBRA and explore proactive ways that employers might encourage COBRA-eligible individuals to elect marketplace coverage.
    • St. Peter's Health Partners and Ellis Medicine pursuing health care partnership
      Albany Business Review | June 13, 2014
      This article highlights the partnership between Albany-based St. Peter's Health Partners and Schenectady-based Ellis Medicine. A Nixon Peabody Albany Health Care team advised Ellis.
    • NY Surprise Medical Bill Hits Out-Of-Network Providers
      Law360 | June 12, 2014
      Long Island Health Care associate Rebecca Simone authored this column discussing New York’s new “Emergency Medical Services and Surprise Bills” legislation.
    • Medicaid Rate Challenges in the Wake of Douglas
      DRI Medlaw Update | June 1, 2014
      Litigation department co-chair Scott O’Connell, Manchester Commercial Litigation partner Gordon MacDonald and Manchester Commercial Litigation associate Anthony Galdieri authored this column discussing whether the Medicaid Act is a mandate to ensure efficient, economic and quality medical care to Medicaid patients or simply a vehicle for states to access federal funds to help balance state budgets.
    • Lab I.T. Put to the Test
      Health Data Management | June 1, 2014
      Partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection practice Linn Freedman and Providence Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Kathryn Sylvia discuss provisions under a federal rule to give patients or designated representatives the right to receive copies of medical test results from most clinical laboratories.
    • Non-Profit Voice
      WFAS-FM New York Radio | April 19, 2014
      Long Island Health Services partner Mike Schnipper discusses the Long Island Imagine Awards, which honor and recognize the local nonprofit community. The firm supports the annual awards program.
    • Movers & Shakers
      Long Island Business News | April 14, 2014
      This coverage notes that Long Island Health Services partner Lindsay Maleson has joined the Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities’ Board of Trustees.
    • Patients Get Direct Access to Lab Reports
      Clinical Laboratory News | April 1, 2014
      Partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection practice Linn Freedman discusses how labs should comply with patient requests for records under a new rule issued by the Department of Health and Human Services.
    • People on the Move
      Albany Business Review | March 11, 2014
      This coverage notes that Albany Commercial Litigation partner Dan Hurteau has been elected to the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
    • Understanding the New Rule for Patient Access to Lab Results
      Health Data Management | February 12, 2014
      Partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection practice Linn Freedman and Providence Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Kathryn Sylvia discuss the new Health and Human Services rule, which allows patients and their personal representatives access to lab test reports and results from laboratories.
    • 5 Lessons Doctors Can Take From FDA's Big Stem-Cell Win
      Law360 | February 7, 2014
      Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk discusses the DC Circuit Court’s stem cell oversight decision.
    • Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System and St. James Healthcare Agree to Pay $3.85 Million to Resolve Fraud and Abuse Allegations
      American Health Lawyers Association | January 6, 2014
      Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian French discusses the implications of the agreement between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and St. James Healthcare and its parent company, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System, to pay nearly $4 million to resolve alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, and the False Claims Act.
    • Health Care Cases to Watch in 2014
      Law360 | January 1, 2014
      Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian French discusses the high-profile False Claims Act suit, Nathan v. Takeda, that could provide clarity on the muddled question of how precisely a whistleblower must describe fraud.
    • Life Sciences Regulation and Legislation to Watch in 2014
      Law360 | January 1, 2014
      Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk discusses FDA’s involvement in laboratory-developed testing, momentum on biosimilars, and possible further guidance on developing tailored medications.
    • 2013's Game-Changing Health Rulings
      Law360 | December 17, 2013

      Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner and a member of the firm’s Life Sciences practice Brian French discusses high-stakes cases for the health industry including those involving False Claims Act litigation and reimbursement disputes.

    • Personalized Medicine Providers, FDA Has Your Back
      Law360 | December 8, 2013
      Boston Patents counsel Leena Karttunen Contarino and Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk authored this column discussing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s comprehensive personalized medicine report.
    • Amid Rollout of Affordable Care Act, Firms Face Challenge in Boosting Health Care Practices
      Daily Journal | October 22, 2013
      Los Angeles Health Services partner Jill Gordon discusses the impact of the Affordable Care Act on law firms.
    • 5 Takeaways from FDA's Unique Device ID Rule
      Law360 | September 27, 2013
      Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk comments on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s final rule on unique device identification.
    • State Changes How Hospitals Identify Community Needs
      Buffalo Business First | September 20, 2013
      Albany health services partner Laurie Cohen is quoted in this article about New York hospitals meeting community health needs.
    • Brokerage Firm's GC Returns To Nixon Peabody
      Law360 | September 18, 2013

      This feature article highlights the arrival of Long Island commercial litigation counsel Chris Porzio.

    • Will Regulation Lead the Way to Safer Health Care?
      Health Data Management | September 1, 2013

      This feature article focuses on potential regulation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of health information technology systems. Leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection group and the HIPAA Compliance group Linn Freedman provides commentary.

    • With Stark Law Loophole Under Fire, Docs Eye Bottom Line
      Law360 | August 9, 2013

      Partner and leader of the firm’s Health Services practice Michele Masucci discusses efforts to eliminate a major Stark Law exception that lets physicians refer Medicare patients to their own practices.

    • Investors, the Doctor Will See You Now
      Long Island Business News | August 9, 2013

      Health Services partners Peter Egan and Mike Schnipper discuss medical practices increasingly turning to venture capitalists and management companies that unite investors with physicians.

    • New York Grants North Shore LIJ insurer status
      Long Island Business News | July 31, 2013

      Long Island Health Services partner Peter Egan discusses North Shore–Long Island Jewish Health System’s move to offer health and accident insurance and how this enables the hospital to offer an integrated delivery system.

    • Medicare Change Heralds Easier Device Trial Reimbursements
      Law360 | July 29, 2013

      San Francisco Health Services associate Gabrielle Goldstein discusses Medicare's proposed new approach to reimbursement for certain costs of clinical trials.

    • Tenet Healthcare Plans to Acquire Vanguard Health Could Reverberate in Massachusetts
      Boston Globe | July 12, 2013

      Boston Health Services partner Carolyn Jacoby Gabbay discusses the potential industry implications of Tenet Healthcare’s planned acquisition of Vanguard Health.

    • Proceed With Caution
      Health Data Management | July 1, 2013

      In this cover story, leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection group and the HIPAA Compliance group Linn Freedman discusses information technology security concerns and other related issues that have kept mental health data in the shadows.

    • The Federal Regulation of Mobile Medical Apps
      Update: Food and Drug Law, Regulation and Education | July 1, 2013

      Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk, Global Business & Transactions partner Mavis Yee, and Health Services and Life Sciences associate Carly Eisenberg authored this article on the need to balance the increasing use of mobile apps in the medical field with the need to protect the public. Click here to read the article online.

    • Who's Who in Corporate Law
      Long Island Business News | June 21, 2013

      Long Island Health Services partner Peter Egan is among the local attorneys highlighted in this special section.

    • Plan B Saga Exposes FDA to Drug-Approval Suits
      Law360 | June 19, 2013

      Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk discusses the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s battle against wider access to Plan B emergency contraception.

    • Enforcement Trends Related to Executive Liability in Health Care Investigations
      Bloomberg BNA Health Care Fraud Report | June 12, 2013

      A team of New York City attorneys, including Health Services practice group leader Michele Masucci, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partners David Feldman and Sean Haran, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense senior associate Ashley Baynham, and Commercial Litigation associate Devon Haft Little discuss recent enforcement trends under the False Claims Act and the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The article also provides guidance for corporate executives on how best to address this new enforcement focus.

    • Final HIPAA Omnibus Rule Expands Law's Impact on Firms
      New Hampshire Business Review | May 3, 2013

      Providence partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection group Linn Freedman and Manchester partner and leader of the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice Scott O’Connell co-authored this article discussing the final HIPAA Omnibus Rule, which implemented sweeping changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

    • FDA Cracking Down on Compounders at Historic Pace
      Law360 | April 22, 2013

      Washington, DC, health services and life sciences partner Areta Kupchyk provides commentary in this feature article discussing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s efforts to police the compounding pharmacy sector.

    • ACA Checkup Can Help Keep Firm Healthy
      Providence Business News | April 8, 2013

      Providence Health Services partner Steve Zubiago and Rochester Labor & Employment counsel Kate Saracene co-authored this column focused on “play-or-pay” health care reform mandates that will require many companies to make changes in whether and how they provide health care benefits to their employees.

    • Medical Apps Get the Once Over from the FDA
      Marketplace | March 29, 2013

      Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk discusses mobile medical apps and the FDA’s guidelines for approval.

    • Health-Care Lawyers Join Nixon Peabody in Albany Office
      Bloomberg News | March 28, 2013

      This coverage highlights the arrival of Albany Health Services partners Phil Rosenberg and Laurie Cohen.

    • Nixon Peabody Boosts Albany Team as NY Health Field Shifts
      Health and New York Law360 | March 28, 2013

      This article profiles new Albany Health Services partners Laurie Cohen and Philip Rosenberg.

    • Preparing for Healthcare Reform
      Corporate Secretary | March 26, 2013

      Rochester Labor & Employment partner Eric Paley discusses how preparing for provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that go into effect in 2014 could be a big deal for many companies.

    • FDA Seeks to Damp Criticism Over Mobile Health App Proposals
      Reuters | March 21, 2013

      Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk discusses the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s plans for regulating certain health care apps used on smartphones and tablets.

    • New HIPAA Rules Pose Challenges for Healthcare Industry
      Reuters | March 18, 2013

      Leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection group and the HIPAA Compliance group Linn Freedman discusses the new Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations announced by the Department of Health & Human Services. Click here to read the full article.

    • Medical App Makers Await Regulator Checkups
      The Recorder | March 15, 2013

      Silicon Valley Global Business & Transactions partner Mavis Yee and Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk are featured throughout this article noting that the mobile medical app industry is awaiting formal regulatory guidelines from lawmakers.

    • Social Media and the De-Identification of Protected Health Information
      Bloomberg BNA Social Media Law & Policy Report | March 12, 2013
      This article, co-authored by partner & leader of the health services practice Michele Masucci and Long Island health services associate Carly Eisenberg, addresses the rising popularity of social media bring new challenges for health care providers. Click here to read the article.
    • A Legal Guide to the Soda Ban Ruling
      Wall Street Journal Law Blog | March 11, 2013

      This article discusses a ruling by a state judge invalidating New York City’s soda ban. Albany Health Services partner Peter Millock discusses a previous ruling by New York’s highest court finding that the executive branch can’t impose health regulations from a clean slate, but it requires “legislative guidance.” Mr. Millock was general counsel for the New York State Department of Health at the time of the ruling.

    • FDA's New Safety Reports Raise Tort Risks for Device Cos.
      Law360 | March 8, 2013

      Washington, D.C. health services and life sciences partner Areta Kupchyk discusses the Food and Drug Administration’s draft guidance intended to clarify when a change to a medical device should be considered a “recall” versus a “product enhancement.”

    • After Long Lull, M&A Activity Surges in 2013
      Long Island Business News | March 5, 2013

      Long Island office managing partner Allan Cohen discusses the state of the M&A industry.

    • Newsmaker
      Long Island Business News | March 1, 2013

      This article profiles new Long Island Office Managing Partner Allan Cohen.

    • The Use of Mobile Technology in the Practice of Medicine: Compliance Tips
      Bloomberg BNA Health Law Reporter | February 12, 2013

      Providence partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection group Linn Freedman authored this column highlighting practical tips for physicians and other health care providers to maximize the advantages of using mobile technology in their day-to-day practices while complying with privacy and security rules. Click here to read the article.

    • Mobile Health Unlikely to Face Much Regulatory Scrutiny, Lawyer Says
      Wall Street Journal Venture Capital Dispatch | January 30, 2013

      Silicon Valley Global Business & Transactions partner Mavis Yee discusses how mobile technology will impact the health care industry.

    • 40 Under 40
      Long Island Business News | January 25, 2013

      Long Island Health Services partner Lindsay Maleson is among the 40 individuals recognized as the “outstanding members of the business community on Long Island who are under the age of 40.”

    • Clear-Cut Employer Contraception Mandate May Be Elusive
      Law 360 | January 18, 2013

      San Francisco partner and leader of the firm’s Labor & Employment practice Jeff Tanenbaum discusses current issues associated with health reform’s requirement that employer medical plans include contraception coverage.

    • FDA's Authority to Regulate Pharmacy Compounding: Who's Responsible?
      Corporate Compliance Insights | January 16, 2013

      Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk authored this column on the enforcement authority of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate the creation of a particular pharmaceutical product to fit the unique needs of a patient. Click here to read the article.

    • Movers & Shakers
      Long Island Business News | January 15, 2013

      In this column noting executive moves and promotions, Long Island Global Business and Health Services attorney Mike Schnipper is included for his election to the firm’s partnership.

    • Vallee Promoted to Colonel in National Guard
      The Country Gazette | January 11, 2013

      This coverage notes that Boston Health Services counsel Jim Vallee has been promoted to colonel in the Massachusetts Army National Guard.

    • 2013 Roundtable Series: Health Care
      California Lawyer | January 1, 2013

      Los Angeles Health Services partner Jill Gordon discusses the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's impact on health care practices in California.

    • Risk of Exclusion Remains Potent for Health Care Industry Executives
      Bloomberg BNA's Medical Devices Law & Industry Report | December 12, 2012

      Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero and Health Services practice group leader Michele Masucci authored this column discussing the continued focus on individual accountability of health care executives. Click here to read the article.

    • FDA Marketing Rules Stretch to Drugmakers' Media Pitches
      Law 360 | November 13, 2012

      Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk comments on the standard practice of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to reprimand companies for any marketing efforts that seem to be unfair or misleading regardless if they are directed at consumers or the media.

    • Ones to Watch in Law
      Long Island Business News | November 9, 2012

      This column features Long Island Health Services partner Lindsay Maleson and other leaders in the law on Long Island.

    • Understanding Liability and Reducing Litigation Risk
      Legal Essentials for Emergency Physicians | November 1, 2012

      Boston Health Services partner Regina Rockefeller and Long Island Health Services associate Carly Eisenberg discuss emergency department liability and related litigation.

    • Raising Private Capital
      Crain's New York Business: Health Pulse | October 4, 2012

      Albany Health Services partner Peter Millock provides commentary in this article discussing New York State’s health care laws and regulations which have kept hospitals from raising private equity capital.

    • Report: New Mass. law may hurt hospital margins
      Modern Healthcare | September 10, 2012

      Boston counsel Jim Vallee provides commentary in this article discussing the new cost-containment law in Massachusetts.

    • Handling an FDA inspection: Dos, Don'ts and When to Call a Lawyer
      Corporate Compliance Insights | August 20, 2012

      Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk authored this column discussing how to handle a facilities investigation by the Food and Drug Administration. Click here to read the article.

    • Reform's Momentum
      San Francisco Business Times | July 6, 2012

      Los Angeles Health Services partner Jill Gordon provides commentary in this feature article discussing the Supreme Court’s health care reform decision and its impact.

    • Supreme Court Sends Employers Scrambling
      Long Island Business News | July 5, 2012

      This article addresses the impact of the Supreme Court’s health care reform decision on employers. Labor & Employment partner Tom McCord provides commentary.

    • Aetna, Doctors Face Off Over Costs
      Wall Street Journal | July 4, 2012

      Los Angeles Health Services partner Jill Gordon provides commentary in this article discussing California physician groups lawsuit alleging business practices the doctors say limit patients’ choices.

    • Health Care Client Alerts Prefigure Uptick in Law Firm Business
      New York Law Journal | July 3, 2012

      This article looks at how the June 28 Supreme Court decision on health care reform impacts attorneys and their clients. New York partner and leader of the firm’s Health Services practice Michele Masucci, provides commentary.

    • Drug, Device, and Biotechnology Manufacturing Requirements
      Corporate Compliance Insights | July 2, 2012

      This contributed article, authored by Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk, discusses the importance of compliance with current good manufacturing practice regulations established and enforced by the Food and Drug Administration. Click here to read the article.

    • Off-Label Communications: The FDA's Proposed Approach
      Product Liability Law & Strategy | July 1, 2012

      This article, authored by Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk and Buffalo Products associate Tracey Ehlers, discusses the Food and Drug Administration guidance addressing how drug, biologics, and medical device manufacturers should respond to unsolicited requests for off-label information, including—for the first time—communications via the Internet and social media.

    • Health Care Decision Boon for Lawyers
      Daily Journal | June 29, 2012

      This article discusses the June 28 Supreme Court health care reform ruling and its impacts on both attorneys and employers. Los Angeles Health Services partner Jill Gordon is quoted throughout the piece, addressing accountable care organizations (ACOs) and how they deal with anti-kickback and antitrust regulations.

    • Businesses Brace for Higher Health Care Costs
      Long Island Business News | June 28, 2012

      Health Services practice group leader Michele Masucci discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s health care reform decision.

    • Comment: FDA's Draft Guidance on Social Media and Off-Label Communications
      Bloomberg BNA Social Media Law & Policy Report | June 19, 2012
      Washington, DC, Life Sciences and Health Services partner Areta Kupchyk authored this article discussing the Food & Drug Administration’s long-awaited draft guidance on off-label use communications by drug, biologics, and device companies including, specifically, electronic communications using the Internet and social media.
    • Q&A With Nixon Peabody’s Areta Kupchyk
      Life Sciences Law 360 | May 23, 2012

      This Q&A focused on the life sciences industry is conducted with Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk.

    • Nixon Peabody Nabs Davis Wright’s Health Group Vice Chair
      Health and Life Sciences Law 360 | May 18, 2012

      The arrival of Los Angeles Health Services partner Jill Gordon is highlighted in this article.

    • Q&A With Nixon Peabody’s Michele Masucci
      Health Law 360 | May 10, 2012

      Partner and Health Services practice group leader Michele Masucci is featured in this Q&A discussing the health care industry.

    • The Park Doctrine and AIP: Two Little-Known But Powerful FDA Enforcement Tools
      Corporate Compliance Insights | April 17, 2012

      Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk authored this column addressing two enforcement tools used by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to violations. Click here to read the article.

    • Your Week Ahead: The Health Care Watch
      Boston Globe Magazine | March 25, 2012

      Boston Health Services partner Regina Rockefeller is quoted in this column, which discusses the upcoming arguments on the health care law before the U.S. Supreme Court.

    • Stem Cells, FDA, and the Edge of Science: Three Expert Viewpoints
      Forbes | February 19, 2012

      This feature article discusses the challenges with regulating stem cell product development. Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk discusses the difficulties involved with regulating cell-based products.

    • FDA’s Draft Guidance on Social Media and Off-Label Communications
      Bloomberg BNA | January 25, 2012
      This contributed article, authored by Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk, discusses the draft guidance issued by the FDA about off-label use communications by drug, biologics, and device companies including, specifically, electronic communications using the Internet and social media.

    Ideas

    Congress has Made it Official: A Symbolic Victory for States with Medical Marijuana Laws
    Health Care Alert | December 22, 2014

    Newest OCR settlement: Health center agrees to $150,000 payment for Security Rule violations
    HIPAA Alert | December 10, 2014

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    CMS releases revised 855R Application for Reassignment of Medicare Benefits
    Health Care Alert | December 2, 2014

    OCR provides guidance on HIPAA in public health emergencies
    Health Care Alert | November 12, 2014

    IRS issues new rules for management contracts and ACO participation
    Public Finance Alert | October 29, 2014

    13th Annual MAC Survey
    October 28, 2014

    New York hospitals, clinics, and ambulances must take immediate steps to address risks of Ebola
    Health Care Alert | October 20, 2014

    Proposed New York ACO regulations: What you should know about becoming a certified ACO
    Health Care Alert | October 17, 2014

    Will NY DSRIP program's impact extend beyond the state Medicaid program?
    Health Care Alert | October 17, 2014

    Webinar Recording: Tech Talk 101: are you fluent in the language of data security?
    Originally recorded October 8, 2014 | October 14, 2014

    New York's e-prescribing mandate: Are prescribers and pharmacies ready?
    Health Care Alert | September 11, 2014

    D.C. Circuit upholds attorney-client privilege in internal compliance investigation
    Government Investigations & White Collar Defense Alert | June 30, 2014

    New York edges closer to legalizing medical marijuana
    Health Care Alert | June 20, 2014

    The FDA announces long-awaited draft social media guidance for drug and medical device industry
    FDA Alert | June 18, 2014

    OIG updates guidance on charity patient assistance programs
    Health Care Alert | June 5, 2014

    New York's surprise medical bill law
    Health Alert | June 3, 2014

    Court upholds unwinding yet another health care merger
    Antitrust Alert | April 30, 2014

    Webinar Recording: The Release of Medicare Payment Data—What this New Level of Transparency Means for Providers and Industry
    Originally recorded April 24, 2014 | April 24, 2014

    Webinar Recording: Health Care Reform—What Every Hospital and Medical Service Provider Needs to Know
    Originally recorded April 8, 2014 | April 17, 2014

    NYS to issue grants for continued transformation of NY's health care delivery system – a funding opportunity for health care providers
    Health Alert | April 15, 2014

    The Microsoft Windows XP security update expired on April 8—our recommendations to identify your risk and avoid pitfalls
    HIPAA Alert | April 11, 2014

    New OCR Security Risk Assessment Tool offers help for small and medium practices to comply with the Security Rule
    HIPAA Alert | April 2, 2014

    ONC issues proposed 2015 Edition Electronic Health Record Certification Criteria
    Health Information Technology Alert | March 20, 2014

    First HIPAA settlement with county government: Skagit County, Washington Public Health Department settles with HHS for $215,000
    HIPAA Law Alert | March 12, 2014

    Court rejects FCA liability theory based on FDA manufacturing standards
    Government Investigations & White Collar Defense Alert | March 4, 2014

    Providers beware: HHS guidance for release of mental health information may be preempted by more protective state laws
    HIPAA Alert | February 28, 2014

    Federal court keeps stem cell products under FDA's rule
    Pharmaceutical, Medical Device And Life Sciences Alert | February 11, 2014

    There may be a place for investment by publicly traded entities in New York health care facilities after all
    Health Alert | February 7, 2014

    CMS extends the 2013 Medicare EHR attestation deadline for eligible professionals to March 31, 2014 and offers some hospitals the ability to attest retroactively for 2013
    Health Law Alert | February 7, 2014

    New York State considers expanding office-based surgery rules to office-based anesthesia
    Health Alert | February 3, 2014

    Bundled payments are here to stay: introduction of a permanent Medicare Program and increased adoption by commercial payors and self-insured employers
    Health Alert | January 27, 2014

    Governor's budget seeks to implement recommendations adopted by NY State Advisory Committee regarding delivery of ambulatory care services
    Health Alert | January 24, 2014

    Health care proxy holders lack authority to bind nursing home patients and their estates to arbitration agreements
    Health Alert | January 23, 2014

    New York State will again consider allowing private equity investment in health care facilities
    Health Law Alert | January 22, 2014

    2014 Legal Snapshot
    January 16, 2014

    NY State's highest court finds health care clinic is not liable for nurse's disclosure of patient information
    Health Alert | January 13, 2014

    OIG issues Final Rule for safe harbor standards for EHR systems incentives
    Health Information Technology Alert | December 26, 2013

    DHHS OIG recommends hospitals using EHRs implement fraud and abuse safeguards
    Health Law | December 12, 2013

    Reminder to complete OMIG compliance program and DRA compliance certifications
    Health Law Alert | December 9, 2013

    New York State providers should implement emergency regulations for insurance coverage of applied behavior analysis
    Health Law Alert | November 20, 2013

    What you need to know about NY State Advisory Committee recommendations regarding delivery of ambulatory care services
    Health Law Alert | November 18, 2013

    HHS clarifies health insurance exchanges are not federal health care programs
    Health Law Alert | November 11, 2013

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